Re: #285: Strength of requirements on Accept re: 406

On 2011-06-22 11:18, Mark Nottingham wrote:
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> Some background here:
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If I read this correctly, this is a workaround for broken intermediaries 
(and maybe IE6 behind proxies).

Do we really need to address this in the spec? And does it affect 
anything beyond Accept-Encoding?

Are we sure that 406 is supposed to be about all "Accept-*" headers?

Maybe a compromise would be to mention that some intermediaries are 
known to eat "Accept-Encoding", and thus origin servers can pick 
Content-Codings of their choice if they are sure the recipient will be 
able to process them.

Best regards, Julian

Received on Wednesday, 22 June 2011 12:21:19 UTC